The Young Water Professionals Conference is scheduled for 11-13 December 2011, in Kampala, Uganda. The theme is “Water for Tomorrow: A Collective Responsibility”.
The conference will provide a forum for professionals, especially young people working in water and wastewater research, technology and management, to present their work and share their experience on the role of different stakeholders in ensuring that this fundamental resource is preserved for the next generation.
The conference is open to all professionals in the water sector especially young water professionals in Africa and the international community.
- The participants will have the opportunity to:
Showcase their works, share their experience, network and make contributions to preserving water for the future
- Engage in a dialogue on how Young Water Professional Chapters can be established in all African countries.
- Contribute to the formation of an African umbrella to which regional chapters subscribe with common guidelines and structures.
- Prepare for the upcoming AfWA Congress in Morocco.
GWP Eastern Africa Coordinator Simon Thuo, who is involved in conference preparations says: "To strengthen advocacy efforts to policy and decision makers, we need to provide 'proof of concept' - that the youth are already an active part of the solution - and are involved in different elements from policy to project implementation; from cities to rural areas; from water and sanitation to irrigation; as well as environmental conservation."